"Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022
Lumen wrote: »
"People can quickly recharge the battery because it’s not so big"
Smaller battery cars do not charge faster, this statement is simply not true.
It would be almost unusable for long motorway journeys, you'd be stopping every hour for half an hour to top up from 10 to 80%, and that's with available chargers.
Of course many households have two cars and don't need both for road trips, but it's disingenuous to say that it isn't a limitation.
Tesla could maybe produce a 35kWh car that charges at 70kW average from 10 to 80%, but Mazda?
Del2005 wrote: »
The majority of trips in cars are well within the range it has. If you are doing regular long distances you don't buy a vehicle with short range.
unkel wrote: »
I've had a car with less range than this one as the only family car for 3 years. No problems. We are in Dublin though, all family is in Dublin (or abroad) and all work is too. We rarely need to go beyond the range of the car and on the few occasions we did, we destination charged overnight. Or very rarely needed to use the public fast charging network (a handful of times over 3 years)
I'd say many people in the Dublin area are the same. Most people I observe stick €20 worth of fuel into their car when they fill up. That doesn't give any more range than that of an EV with a very small battery. Says it all...
Old diesel wrote: »
The Ioniq is a very efficient car.
If the Mazda's real world range is as good as Ioniq 28 then it's not a bad price at all imo.
Mad_Lad wrote: »
Where's the Rex like PHEV they were supposed to release ?
kanuseeme wrote: »
I seem to remember something on TV about Mazda drivers with rotary engines greeting each other on the road with fingers held high representing how many engines they had replaced :D:D